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What makes this 220 mile ride unique is the quality and quantity of great curvy roads. This ride vies for the title of best curvy ride in the Northeast. The ride starts with a scenic ride on NY Route 86 along the West Branch Ausable River to the base of Whiteface Mountain. Whiteface Mountain is where the downhill skiing events were held at both the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics:


Whiteface Mountain Base

 

Continue north along the river on twisty Haselton Road to Ausable Forks. Turn south and follow the East Branch Ausable River to Keene. Turn left onto twisty Essex CR 13 Hurricane Road. This is the first of the great twisty roads on this ride.

 


Hurricane Road

 

Turn left on follow Route 9N east to the Stewarts in Elizabethtown. Rest up for the great riding ahead.

This next section is some of the best riding in the Northeast. Follow twisty Lincoln Pond Road south to Witherbee. The combination of twists and views along the Lake are tough to beat.


Lincoln Pond Road

 

Turn right onto amazing Ensign Pond Road. This road is one of the very best curvy roads in the entire Northeast.


Ensign Pond Road

 

Next comes the great Essex Loop of Essex CR 84 (Boreas Road), Route 28N, and great & twisty Hoffman Road. This loop has it all.


Essex Loop

 

Just before the turn onto Hoffman Road is a nice scenic BONE view at Olmsteadville Dam.


Olmsteadville Dam

 

Leave the dam and ride great & twisty Hoffman Road. This road is an awesome combination of curves and elevation changes.


Hoffman Road

 

Catch your breath and get lunch at Flanagan's Pub in Schroon Lake.


Flanagan's Pub & Grill

 

After lunch, walk across the street to admire the nice view at Schroon Lake.


Schroon Lake

 

Get back on the bike and follow Route 9 north and then NYS Route 74 past Paradox Lake. Turn left on Essex CR 2 (Corduroy Road) / Essex CR 47 (Amy Hill Road) and follow to Essex CR 7. Route 7 is a great ride here and is a great warmup for Tracy Road.

Tracy Road is one of the best twisty roads in the region. The west end has some of the best curves anywhere. You will be very tempted to turn around and ride this one again.


Tracy Road

 

Turn right on NY Route 9 and follow it north to the Stewart's in Elizabeth. You should have a big grin by this point.


Route 9

The ride ends with some more twisty fun on Hurricane Road again (in the opposite direction) and a scenic run on Scenic NY Route 73 past Cascade Lake to the hotel in Lake Placid.